Thursday, June 30, 2016

Product Review: L-Carnitine Optimal Dietary Supplement by Life Mastery Nutrition


 

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

This 60 Capsule bottle of L-Carnitine is an Optimal Dietary Supplement. It is an amino acid to help support healthy fatty acid transfer from the blood into mitochondria...to be used for energy by the energy producing "furnaces" (which is mitochondria). Fat is then supposed to be used from the product as fuel as effectively and efficiently as possible. This L-Carnitine product may also inhibit the buildup of lactic acid, to help the body fight off fatigue. It also is supposed to help reduce the accumulation of metabolic wastes during exercising, which may cause the body to recover faster after workouts.

I have used L-Carnitine before in the solid pill form. This product is in pill capsule form with a silicon-basing. Once I got them in my system I don't remember feeling any fatigue in the middle of the day (and I usually experience a downward arrow as far as my energy goes in the middle of the day and like to lay down for 30 minutes when I feel it).

The directions stated for me to take this product twice a day, which I did (once around 11 a.m. and again around my work break around 2:30 p.m., and around 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on another day). I was amazed I slept normally after taking it later in the day. Normally when I took two of another brand of this product in the past around 11 a.m. I was pretty much wired until around midnight or so. I do like the pill form of this type of product better, although I like that I can break up taking this product during the day so I am not taking so much at once.


I cannot honestly say if this product is a healthier or an equally healthy alternative to eating foods with the same substances in them or not. I am glad that I have it available during times of not eating any / much amino acid for awhile though (I try to eat a hamburger once or twice a week). I am glad I have it available on work days when I cannot be home to lay down for 30 minutes or so. I am also especially glad to have it during weeks I work four, five, and even six days in a row when I REALLY miss my 30 minute reenergizing time because I haven't had one many days in a row.

My Review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

received this product at a heavy discount from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


#lifemasterynutrition

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate-Capsules-Essential-Performance/dp/B00QFUXHYA/ref=sr_1_2_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1466181978&sr=1-2&keywords=life+mastery+nutrition

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Product Review: Lavalier Lapel Microphone by Sound Freak


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.


This Lavalier Lapel Microphone can be used for podcasts, videos, vlogging, periscope, creating YouTube Videos, etc. It plugs directly into a Smartphone, pc, mac, and/or tablet that accepts the plug connection. The wire is 1.5 m long, so it is long enough to tuck away in different places (like a pocket) while recording. It is compact so it can be traveled with and stored in many different types of places.


This Lavalier Lapel Microphone was plug and play for me. I was expecting something that would take a lot of time to learn and I was glad it didn't take much time to figure out how to use it. It plugged directly into my iPhone and the microphone part clipped easily onto my shirt. I was able to record and listen to something on my iPhone right away.

One thing about this microphone is that the device and what the microphone connects to stay together, there is no separating them. So plan to stay close to the vicinity of whatever you plug this microphone into. The sound seems louder and clearer to me than just using the sound on my iPhone without this Lavalier Microphone.

I used it to record me speaking some Bible verses (audio below) in two different languages for the first time and I'm happy with the quality and plan to use it many more times!

My Review= 5 out of 5 stars

Audio of me using this Lavalier Lapel Microphone:


I received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

#SoundFreakPromotionMicrophone


Monday, June 27, 2016

Product Review: Water Paint Brush Pen Set for Watercolor and Paint by Artistrove




Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.



This Water Paint Brush set has three different tip sizes (1X Fine, 1X Medium, 1X Broad). The tanks screw off and water is used in them in place or watercolor cups. The caps to the tips pop off and the tips just need to be dipped in paint from there.

I used these Water Paint Brushes on a watercolor painting with dry watercolor paint. I squeezed the water out of the tanks when I was ready to use different watercolors.  I squeezed some water out to wet the paintbrushes and it got rid of a lot of the color I had used so I could move onto the next color. In my opinion, they did a great job of distributing the paint throughout the painting. I like how three different size brushes come in this set because the broad and medium size brushes are great with filling big and medium spaces with paint, while the fine tip paint brush is great for filling fine lines.

I found that the easiest way for me to clean these paint brushes was to squeeze some water out of the tank onto the paintbrushes and then swab the paintbrushes back and forth on the scrap paper I kept underneath the painting. That was easier then washing it in the sink with soap to me.

Using these paintbrushes caused me to have less mess than using water cups!

My Review= 5 out of 5 stars

received this product at a heavy discount from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

#waterbrush

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Water-Brush-Watercolor-Paint-Brushes/dp/B01F7S9LXG?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Product Review: Women's Long Leather Wallet by Leiwo





Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 
This Women's Long Leather Wallet is made of synthetic leather. It will hold cash, credit cards, store cards, business cards, a driver's license, and other little things. It will even hold a mobile phone.


I received this wallet in the dark blue color.  It has a long, slim design to me and also kind of looks like a big eyeglass case. It is definitely slimmer than the wallet I was using, although it will probably become bulkier the more things I put inside it. It did a great job of holding money and some cards. I like how there is a slot to put extra things on both sides of the money/change compartment. There are also two slots to put extra things around what I consider the driver's license section (where there is a see through window to put a driver's license or some other card you want to see through the window).

 
I don't remember ever using a wallet that is dark blue and is this slim so it has been a good change for me.

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

#wallet

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Womens-Leather-Wallet-Handbag-Holder/dp/B01FJPDXSG/ref=sr_1_24?m=A2BKCRBR555AY6&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1465866454&sr=1-24

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Product Review: USB Reading Lamp with 28 Lights by i2 Gear




Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

 

This USB Reading Lamp plugs into the USB plug on my laptop. It contains 28 bright lights and is compatible with USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports on a laptop or PC.

As long as the laptop is on it will turn on when I switch the "on" switch on the lamp. It is gooseneck style, which has made it great for me to fold away in a storage bin with some reading materials when it is not in use. It is also very lightweight so it would be great for me to travel with if needed.

One thing this USB Reading Lamp does a great job of for me is lighting up the keyboard on my laptop when it is dark. I do have a lamp I use on the other side of the room but it doesn't light up my laptop all that well. Also, it makes it great to use if I don't want the other light to be on, when I just need to see the laptop keyboard.

When I used it to read words on paper it lit up a portion of what I was reading. I need to move the paper and light sometimes to have the light hit the spots of the paper I read.

I will probably continue to use it to light up my laptop as the main thing I use it for. I think it will be a great supplemental lamp to use also when I need a little extra up close light, to see things better up close.

My review = 4.5 out of 5 stars

received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

#readinglamp

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F4D4W88

  

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Product Review: Lid for 30 oz Stainless Steel Tumbler by Orblue


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

This lid is made for the 30 oz Yeti Stainless Steel Tumbler. I was told it might also work with other Stainless Steel Tumblers so I tried it with the Steel Peak 30 oz Stainless Steel Tumbler I use. It fit that tumbler with no problems. That tumbler comes with a lid also. I'm glad to have this lid as an extra one since I am not able to wash the tumbler in the dishwasher every day when I work back-to-back days (I mostly use the tumbler during days I work) and don't want to use the same lid every day.

I love how this lid has an opening to sip liquids through the tumbler, and that same opening will fit a plastic straw through. The opening slides shut also, which helps to prevent crumbs and other small particles from falling into the tumbler. Most importantly, I think this lid helped my drinks to stay cold while it was on the tumbler.

It washed well in my dishwasher without any problems.

I'm happy with the features of this lid and that it fits my tumbler!

My review= 5 out of 5 stars


received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

#lidforyetitumbler

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G2MLNSW/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_kXRvxb0HGQKQQ


 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Product Review: Stainless Steel 30 oz Tumbler Cup by Steel Peak



Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 
This 30 oz Tumbler Cup is made with 18/8 kitchen grade stainless steel. It is made to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold (for about 6 or more hours). The cup fits into a regular-sized drink holder in the car and comes with a lid.

This cup has been a God-send! My lid on the cup my workplace gave me that I have to use if I want to drink anything broke. I was drinking a lot of water before, during my lunch break, and after work to make up for not drinking any during work hours (because I didn't want to ask for a new cup or lid). So, needless to say drinking hot water wasn't as nice as drinking cold water when I was thirsty! During my lunch break (about 5 hours after I poured the water in the cup) the water was still pretty much ice cold after sitting in a hot car, and it was very refreshing. When I drank the water after work (about 8 hours after I poured it) it was still cold, but wasn't ice cold...it was still very refreshing though.

I have put both the lid that comes with this Tumbler on it and another type of lid that is interchangeable with different tumblers and both worked on it. Both have a place to put a straw through and through the same opening liquid can be sipped through.

I am sooo happy with this Tumbler! It is currently my favorite drink cup!

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

received this product at a discount from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Product Review: Jewelescent Gel Pens (120 Pack) by US Art Supply




Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

 
 
 
This 120 pack of Jewelescent Gel Pens comes with 2 sets of 60 acid-free and non-toxic pens. The types of pens included are classic, glitter, neon, pastel, metallic, and swirl colors. The tips range from 0.8 to 1.0 mm. The gel pens come on a plastic tray to help keep each set together and organized.


These gel pens glided on smoothly to an adult coloring book I used them in. Most of the colors were very rich. Occasionally a lighter color (like a yellow) came out looking streaky to me, in comparison to the other colors that glided on very smoothly. I loved the way the swirl color pens worked. They colored with various colors coming out of the pen, giving it a look that is unique to me. I wish that there could be more brownish colors because I color a lot of trees, but I'm glad there is more than one greenish color for the same reason. The colors didn't bleed through the pages. I also like how I can look through the see through pen cases to tell how much ink is left in the pens.

I'm very happy with these gel pens and know I can count on them to make the drawings I color very vibrant!

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

#usartsupply

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BPGCK3W

Friday, June 17, 2016

Product Review: Essential Oil Set by Ethereal Wellness


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.


This Essential Oil Set by Ethereal Wellness comes with 6 different essential oils in 10 ml bottles. It also contains reed sticks to create an aromatherapy experience. My set also came with a very informative e-book, which describes what the essential oils are good for.

The essential oils that are included and some of their benefits are:

Lavender: Helps with anxiety, hay fever, headaches, relaxation to sleep better, etc.

Orange: Helps with muscle aches, pains, anxiety, depression, etc.

Eucalyptus: Helps with sinus allergies, insect bites, headaches, muscle aches, pains, etc.

Lemongrass: Helps with stress, anxiety, insomnia, etc.

Tea Tree: Helps with dental hygiene, acne, etc.

Peppermint: Helps with respiratory problems, stomach problems, tiredness, muscle aches, etc.

If you purchase this set please read the informative e-book (that is currently included with buying this set) that explains how to use each essential oil.



I decided to use all of the essential oils for aromatherapy. Each one gave off a different scent and gave me a different experience. The Eucalyptus and Lemongrass essential oils reminded me of woodsy smells I sometimes smell outdoors. The Tea Tree oil reminds me of the smell of the tea when I drink it, it kind of awoke my senses and gave me some energy. The Peppermint oil helped me to breathe better when my respiratory was acting up, although it didn't cure me (I don't think it is supposed to). The Orange oil reminded me of Orange Chicken, with the orange smell and taste of it. The Lavender oil is the oil I loved the most in this set because it relaxed me and helped me to sleep better on some nights. All the benefits were positive to me.

I think this would be a great starter set for some people who are just starting to learn about essential oils.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

My video review of this Essential Oil Set:

 
 
received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Product Review: Bath Toy / Shower Supply Organizer by bicmax


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.


***PLEASE SEE UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF REVIEW***

This Bath Organizer can be used for toys and shower supplies (like shampoo, conditioner, etc). It comes with 4 vacuum suction cups to attach to the bathtub or a mirror (only 2 are needed to hang it, the other 2 are extras). The pocket is 18"x 14" and contains a slit on each side to attach to the suction cups or some other item to use the slits to hang the pocket on.

I decided to put shampoo and conditioner that gets cluttered on the edge of the bathtub in this organizer. I was only able to get 2 of the included suction cups to stick to the shower surface after I wet the suction ends. I guess the surface of the bathtub in my home is not one the suction cups work well with. Sometimes one of the suctions comes down but I am glad the other suction has been staying intact so the whole thing won't tumbling down (I think the extra loop is a bonus anyway).

What might be good for some people that might not be able to get the suction cups to stick would be to hang this bath organizer on a towel hanger with a removable rod that would support the weight of what is put in it, hopefully near the bathtub. Or if there is one, to use a type of suction cup that will stick to their bathtub/shower surface.

I like having this organizer because sometimes the bottles on the edge of my bathtub topple over and when they are hanging in this bag they are not in the way. I am gaining confidence that it will stick better after experimenting with it. I still have some other bottles on the edge of the bathtub that I might add to this bag if I see that it will hold more weight in the future. I'm just very glad it's sticking right now to the surface with a somewhat heavy shampoo and conditioner bottle and some smaller bottles.

My Review= 3 out of 5 stars (I might change my rating later if the product will continue to stay up...right now one of the sides comes down every now and then)

8-17-2016 UPDATE:

I have used this product in my bathtub for another 8 weeks or so.  I take it down when I clean the bathtub. When I first put this product up after cleaning the bathtub, I wet the suctions with water (the part that sticks to the bathtub) and it tends to fall down once or twice. After trying another one to two more times it eventually gets a good suction and stays up. I have tried this process with both sets of suctions and have gotten about the same results. Once it gets a good suction it will stay up.

My Updated Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars

received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

#bicmax

Available through Amazon.com:

http://amzn.to/1OR9ji8

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Product Review: GMETAL-5 Dual Function Lantern Flashlight 500 lms by Night ProVision


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 


This G-METAL-5 Dual Function Lantern Flashlight is USB rechargeable. It comes with a Night Provision 3.7v 2300mAh protected rechargeable battery, micro USB cable, full charge indicator charger, and Lanyard. It uses 500 lumens of brightness.

I was immediately able to get the flashlight to work by plugging the usb cable into the switching power supply and then into the wall. The place to insert the usb cable and close up the hole when the usb cable is not plugged into it is a little awkward (it doesn't look totally straight but it still fits) but I think it will just take a little getting used to. I took the battery out and noticed a plastic piece that needed to be removed. After I removed the plastic peace it worked without needing the switching power supply. I also tried using it with the usb port on my computer and it worked that way also.


This flashlight lights up a good portion of the room when I use it. It is very bright and I don't recommend pointing it at anybody. It is very bright just looking at it when I point it away from me. I also used it outdoors at nighttime to check my tires and I could see the tires very well. It also lit up the sidewalk very brightly. I think this is brightest flashlight I have ever used.

I love the box that this flashlight comes in because I think it will help me to keep it and the charging cord all in one place.

I believe this flashlight would be great for outdoor activities at night such as camping, hiking, working events, etc.

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

#gmetal5

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.nightprovision.com/products/night-provsion-gmetal-5-innovative-dual-function-flash-light-lantern-500-lumen-tactical-led-flashlight-torch-usb-rechargeable-pcb-18650

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Product Review: GR-8 Bluetooth Headphones With Mic - Bluetooth V4.1 by Hematiter


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.


This GR-8 Bluetooth V4.1 comes with headphones, a micro usb charging cable, a car charger, a cord management clip, and 2 extra sets of earplugs of different sizes. It has a mic feature and the headphones operate up to 8 hours of playtime. It also comes with a nice case to put the accessories in as well as a sports armband to put certain model cell phones in (my iPhone 6S Plus fits it).

I had a great experience with this product! I have never used Bluetooth products before so I had a short learning experience with it. First of all, the headphones need to be charged and it was easy to do so. I plugged the usb charging cable into a place on the headphones, into a brick, and then into the wall. The Bluetooth feature needed to be turned on with the iPhone 6S Plus as well as it needed to connect to this device when my phone recognized it. The headphones needed to be turned on from there. When I held down one of the buttons on the headphones for about 3 seconds there was an audio message saying that the device was on. When it was connected to my phone it gave me an audio message that it was connected. There is also a volume button on the headphones.

I could hear a music video very clearly though the headphones when I was close to the iPhone. I could hear it well when I walked into the other room also. I could also hear a person very well through the headphones when I called them on the iPhone and I was heard well too. I even walked around to different parts of my home and I was still heard by the other party very well.

When I turned the headphones off by pressing the button down for about 3 seconds it gave me an audio message that it was off and that it was disconnected.

The car charger did a great job of charging the headphones as well. I love that it comes with a case to put the headphones and all the accessories in. It helps a lot to have this case to put the accessories of the Bluetooth in, for when I use this Bluetooth in different places and to keep them in one place.

The sports armband seemed to fit really well when I wore it when exercising on an exercise bike. It tightened well to fit my arm.

I'm soooo happy with everything about this Bluetooth and the accessories that it comes with!

My Review= 5 out of 5 stars

received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

#Ears

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F1XH3TQ

 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Product Review: Leather Band Watch from the Revolt Electric City

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.


This Leather Band Watch is made for men, although to me it looks like it can be watch for both men and women.  It has a rose gold-tone and a minimalist white dial featuring slender stick hour markers and baton-shape hands. It also has analog display and Quartz movement.

I like the design of this watch, which is why I wanted to try it out as a woman. I tucked it into my apron at work; I use different men's and women's watches this way. Men's watches usually have a bigger face on them, which is why I like to use them sometimes. The face was big enough to look at the time without me having to put it real close to my eyes. I use it to know what time it is when I temp food, when it is time to go to lunch, and when it is time to shut down the product events I run.


I also wore it to see if it would look okay on me as a woman. The face has the design of a men's watch but the band looks like it is made for both men's and women's wrists. I used the tightest notch to tighten it to my wrist and it holds just right for me.

There is no clock ticking arm, which sometimes made me wonder if the watch was working. It has stayed at the right time so far in my week or so of using it. I plan to wind it up every now and then to hopefully keep it working.

Overall, I think this watch will work great for men and some women to use. I might give it to a male later when I am done using it at work.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

#watch

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/CakCity-Leather-Casual-Classic-Stainless/dp/B01F290W92/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&keywords=leather+watch

received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Product Review: Portion Control Containers by Prefer Green


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
These handy portion control containers are ideal for a 21 day fix. They come in a variety of different colors and sizes with lids. Each container is pre-measured to fit a certain amount of food, so as to not give yourself more of a portion that may be unhealthy. They are color-coded to match different types of foods that would be good to put in each container:


I really like the idea of these portion control containers and that they are color coded; that gives me an idea about what foods to put in them. To me, They are more for snack foods. Some of the containers will fit smaller portions of foods that we may tend to eat bigger portions of, like bread. The smallest orange container was great to put salad dressing in, although I cut the portion in half because I only use about half that amount of salad dressing on my salads that the container fits. Purple, one of the larger containers, is also great to put a dip or two of yogurt or ice cream in.

I really like that these containers are stackable inside each other because that saves room. Two of them are the same size (the purple and green container), allowing 2 sets of containers (1 set of 3 and 1 set of 4) to stack inside each other.

They are made of high quality propylene, are BPA-free and DEHP-free. They washed well in my dishwasher and I liked that it worked out to put one of these in my freezer so far without any problems. They will come in handy if I need to put them in the microwave also, since they are microwave oven safe.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

#PortionControlContainer

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018X9GBS4

received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.